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131st IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS
Geneva (Switzerland), 12 - 16 October 2014

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AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY
Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 131st Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 General debate on Achieving gender equality, ending violence against women
Item 4 International law as it relates to national sovereignty, non-intervention in the internal affairs of States and human rights
(Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights)
Item 5 Reports of the Standing Committees on Peace and International Security; Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade; and on United Nations Affairs
Item 6 Approval of the subject item for the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights at the 133rd IPU Assembly
Item 7 The role of parliaments in supporting an immediate and robust international response to the Ebola epidemic and in enacting laws ensuring an effective response to and preparedness for Ebola and other infectious disease outbreaks

Updated on 12 October 2014   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM

Items proposedAuthorDate of receiptAccompanying documents
Commitment by the parliaments of the world to recognize the rights of the Palestinian people Ecuador 15 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of parliamentarians in fighting terrorism and building an international partnership through the United Nations and other international organizations to eradicate extremism and promote cooperation and tolerance among the world’s civilizations and peoples as a basis for international peace and security United Arab Emirates 16 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in addressing the terrorism and extremism of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al Nusrah Front (ANF) and other terrorist groups Syrian Arab Republic 22 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of the IPU and national parliaments in formulating and implementing national action plans to combat all forms of exploitation linked to human trafficking, in particular the trafficking of women and children Morocco 23 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of the IPU in encouraging and supporting an initiative aimed at ensuring international protection for the Palestinian people under occupation until a two-State solution is achieved, in the light of the latest Israeli military aggression on Gaza Palestine 29 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
Commitment by the world’s parliamentarians to promote a multilateral legal framework for restructuring countries’ sovereign debt with a view to achieving a more stable and predictable international financial system Argentina 30 September 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of parliaments in supporting implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2178 and international support to address the humanitarian disaster caused by the terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria Chile 8 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in promoting the UN Charter to resolve conflicts in a just manner and counter the growing threat of terrorism Islamic Republic of Iran 8 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
The role of the IPU and national parliaments in enacting laws that shape policies for an effective response and preparedness for Ebola and other infectious disease outbreaks Zambia 10 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
Parliamentary support for an immediate and robust international response to the Ebola epidemic Belgium 11 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]

Procedure to be followed:

Under the terms of Assembly Rule 11.1, any Member of the Union may request the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda. Such a request must be accompanied by a brief explanatory memorandum and a draft resolution which clearly define the scope of the subject covered by the request. The Secretariat shall communicate the request and any such documents immediately to all Members.

Furthermore, Assembly Rule 11.2 stipulates that:

(a) A request for the inclusion of an emergency item must relate to a major event of international concern on which it appears necessary for the IPU to express its opinion. Such a request must receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted;

(b) The Assembly may place only one emergency item on its agenda. Should several requests obtain the requisite majority, the one having received the largest number of positive votes shall be accepted;

(c) The authors of two or more requests for the inclusion of an emergency item may combine their proposals to present a joint one, provided that each of the original proposals relates to the same subject;

(d) The subject of a proposal that has been withdrawn by its authors or rejected by the Assembly cannot be included in the draft resolution submitted on the emergency item, unless it is clearly referred to in the request and title of the subject adopted by the Assembly.

Updated on 29 January 2015   
SESSION DOCUMENTS
Title and codeAvailable versions
Daily Journal
16 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
15 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
14 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
13 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
12 October 2014 PDF [English] [French]
Assembly
Summary records of the proceedings of the 131st IPU AssemblyNew! PDF [English] [French]
Complete electronic version of the brochure "Results of the 131st IPU Assembly and related meetings" PDF [English] [French]
Overview of main events and decisions of the Assembly HTML [English] [French]
Texts of resolutions and declarations of the Assembly HTML [English] [French]
List of participants PDF [Bilingual]
Speech by Mr. Abdelwahad Radi, IPU President, at the opening of the 131st Assembly PDF [English] [French]
Speech by Mr. Michael Møller, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Genevat, at the opening of the 131st Assembly HTML [English only]
Convocation of the 131st IPU Assembly
A/131/C.1 (9 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]

Concept note: General Debate on "Achieving gender equality, ending violence against women"
A/131/3-Inf.1 (23 September 2014)

PDF [English] [French]
List of international organizations and other bodies invited to follow the work of the Assembly as observers PDF [English] [French]
Speakers' pre-registration form MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]

Important information for delegates to the 131st IPU Assembly
A/131/Inf.2.rev (10 October 2014)

PDF [English] [French]
Governing Council
Summary records of the 195th session of the Governing CouncilNew! PDF [English] [French]
Overview of decisions of the 195th session of the Governing Council HTML [English] [French]
Council decisions on human rights cases HTML [English] [French]
Convocation of the 195th Session of the Governing Council
CL/195/C.1 (13 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Note on voting procedure PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory note on the election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union PDF [English] [French]
Election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Candidature of Mr. Saber H. Chowdhury (Bangladesh) PDF [English] [French]
Election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Candidature of Mrs. Bronwyn Bishop (Australia) PDF [English] [French]
Election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Candidature of Mrs. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf (Indonesia) PDF [English] [French]
Election of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Candidature of Mr. Abdulla Shahid (Maldives) PDF [English] [French]
Questions relating to IPU membership and observer status : Report on the participation of Permanent Observers to IPU Assemblies
CL/195/3(d)-R.1 (11 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Report of the President of the IPU on his activities since the 194th session of the Governing Council
CL/195/4(a)-R.1 (5 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Interim Report by the Secretary General on the activities of the IPU since the 194th session: International Day of Democracy 2014
CL/195/5(b)-R.1 (2 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Approved consolidated 2015 budget PDF [English] [French]
Cooperation with the United Nations system
CL/195/9-R.1 (4 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: International Parliamentary Conference on "Parliaments and the rights of indigenous peoples"
CL/195/10(a)-R.1 (29 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the High-level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
CL/195/10(b)-R.1 (29 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: World-e Parliament Conference 2014
CL/195/10(c)-R.1 (25 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Event to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the IPU
CL/195/10(d)-R.1 (15 July 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional follow-up seminar on "The role of parliamentarians in the implementation of Universal Periodic Review recommendations"
CL/195/10(e)-R.1 (30 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Parliamentary meeting at the XX International AIDS Conference
CL/195/10(f)-R.1 (7 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Review of the draft Common Principles for Parliamentary Development
CL/195/10(g)-R.1 (10 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Ninth Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament
CL/195/10(h)-R.1 (29 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Regional Parliamentary Seminar for Asia-Pacific Parliaments on "Ending the cycle of violence against girls in Asia-Pacific"
CL/195/10(i)-R.1 (29 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: Seminar for African parliaments on "Translating international human rights commitments into national realities: The contribution of parliaments to the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council"
CL/195/10(j)-R.1 (7 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Reports on recent IPU specialized conferences and meetings: First IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians on the theme "Taking Democracy to Task"
CL/195/10(k)-R.1 (12 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Report of the Committee noted by the IPU Assembly HTML [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-I/131/A.1 (9 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Hearing on implementation of the 2008 IPU resolution on "The role of parliaments in striking a balance between national security, human security and individual freedoms, and in averting the threat to democracy"
C-I/131/4-Inf.1 (16 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Concept note: Discussion on "Cyber warfare – A serious threat to peace and global security"
C-I/131/5-Inf.1 (16 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Report of the Committee noted by the IPU Assembly HTML [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-II/131/A.1 (9 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Presentation by Mr. Alejandro Iza, Director of Environmental Law Centre, IUCN PDF [English only]
Presentation by Ms. Elodie Tranchez, Waterlex PDF [English only]
Concept note: Interactive debate on "Shaping a new system of water governance: Promoting parliamentary action on water"
C-II/131/4-Inf.1 (10 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Pre-draft outcome document of the Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP20/CMP10)
C-II/131/5-DR.1 (5 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French] [Spanish]
Concept note: Multi-stakeholder dialogue on "Corporate investment in sustainable development" (Joint session with the World Investment Forum)
C-II/131/6-Inf.1 (16 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Dialogue with parliamentarians "Investing in Sustainable Development" (Side event at the World Investment Forum) PDF [Multilingual]
Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Draft resolution submitted by the drafting committee
C-III/131/DR-cr.rev (15 October 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-III/131/A.1 (9 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Circular information letter (8 April 2014) PDF [English] [French]
Explanatory memorandum prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-III/131/M (18 July 2014) - French version updated on 8 August
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Draft resolution prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
C-III/131/DR (18 July 2014) - French version updated on 8 August
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Amendments to the draft resolution
C-III/131/DR-am (29 September 2014)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs
Report of the Committee noted by the IPU Assembly HTML [English] [French]
Draft agenda
C-IV/131/A.1 (9 June 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Background note: Discussion on international cooperation towards an integrated strategy to counter the global drug problem
C-IV/131/6-Inf.1 (16 September 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
IPU survey in follow-up to the parliamentary call for action on the rights of persons with disability PDF [English] [French] [Spanish]
PDF [English] [French] [Spanish]
Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Convocation of the 20th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/20/C.1 (23 July 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Agenda of the 20th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/20/A.1-Rev.3 (9 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Documents of the 20th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians PDF [English] [French]
Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Provisional agenda (version 07/10/14) PDF [English] [French]
Miscellaneous documents
Side event "Leaving no woman, child or adolescent behind: Accelerating parliamentary action in reducing maternal and child mortality to reach the Millennium Development Goals" PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies to be filled during the 131st Assembly
A/131/Inf.1.rev.6 (10 October 2014)
PDF [English] [French]
Pre- and post-Assembly meetings
First IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians on the theme "Taking Democracy to Task" (10-11 October 2014) explorer [English] [French]
Workshop on Good Nuclear Disarmament Practice (17 October 2014) PDF [English] [French]
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DEADLINES

The provisional calendar for the preparation of the draft resolution for the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights is as follows:

Date Action
15 May 2014 Deadline for submission of written input by Member Parliaments. Contributions will be made available to the co-Rapporteurs to assist them in drafting the resolutions.
25 August 2014 IPU Secretariat distributes the draft resolution to Member Parliaments in English and French.
29 September 2014 Deadline for proposed amendments to the draft resolution by Member Parliaments.
12-16 October 2014 During the 131st IPU Assembly, the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights meets to debate and adopt the draft resolution.
16 October 2014 Adoption by the Assembly of the Standing Committee’s resolution.

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Updated on 11 October 2014   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS

Legend:   Assembly or
Governing Council
    Standing Committees or
Panel discussions
   Other Assembly events,
including in camera sessions
      Assembly/Council   Committee/Panel   Other events

Thursday, 9 October 2014
Other events 10:00 - 13:00 and
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-Committee on Finance*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Friday, 10 October 2014
Other events 11:00 - 13:30 and
15:00 - 18:00
Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Saturday, 11 October 2014
  09:00 18:00 Beginning of Registration
Main lobby, CICG
Other events09:00 - 10:00Gender Partnership Group*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Other events09:30 - 13:00Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
Other events10:00 - 13:00Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Other events 14:30 - 16:00 Executive Committee*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
Other events 16:00 - 18:00 Sub-Committee on the Future IPU-UN Cooperation Agreement*
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Other events 07:30 09:15 Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:30 13:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 10:00 12:30 Joint Meeting of Chairpersons of Standing Committee Bureaux and of Geopolitical Groups*
Room 18, level -1, CICG
Other events 10:30 - 12:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Other events 12:00 - 14:30 Roundtable on the Middle East*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:00 15:00 Meeting of Advisers and Secretaries to delegations
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 18:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
Other events 15:30 - 18:00 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Monday, 13 October 2014
Other events 08:00 09:00Assembly Steering Committee*
VIP Salon, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:00 10:45Governing Council
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Committee/Panel09:00 13:00

Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Presentation and debate of draft resolution on "International law as it relates to national sovereignty, non-intervention in the internal affairs of States and human rights"
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG

ASGP09:30 11:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:30 12:30

Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG

ASGP11:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 11:00 13:00 Assembly: Start of the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Other events 14:00 - 16:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on UN Affairs*
Room 18, level -1, CICG
Assembly/Council 14:30 17:00 Assembly: General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
ASGP14:30 - 17:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Hearing on implementation of the 2008 IPU resolution on "The role of parliaments in striking a balance between national security, human security and individual freedoms, and in averting the threat to democracy"
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Drafting of the resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 18:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
Assembly/Council 17:00 18:00 Assembly: Decision on the emergency item
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Other events 09:00 - 10:30 Open session of the Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law on "Ensuring respect for women’s rights in situations of conflict"
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:00 12:30 Assembly
- Continuation of the General Debate (09:00 - 11:00)
- Debate on the emergency item (11:00 - 12:30)
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 12:30 Standing Committee on UN Affairs
- Interactive debate with the UN Independent Expert on "The promotion of a democratic and equitable international order"
- Panel discussion on "The role of corporations in UN decision-making"
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 09:30 - 13:00 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
Other events 10:00 - 12:30 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade*
Room 18, level -1, CICG
ASGP10:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Other events 11:00 - 13:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Assembly/Council 14:00 17:30 Assembly: General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 17:00 Bureau of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
ASGP 14:30 17:30 ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Panel discussion organized in cooperation with UNCTAD / World Investment Forum on "Corporate investment in sustainable development"
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 18:30 Possible drafting committee on the emergency item*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 17:30 - 18:30 Future Policy Award Ceremony
Room 2, level 0, CICG
  19:00 Future Policy Award reception
Events area, level 1, CICG
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Other events 09:00 - 10:00 Gender Partnership Group*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:00 - 11:00 Standing Committee on UN Affairs
Discussion on "International cooperation towards an integrated strategy to counter the global drug problem"
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:00 13:00 Assembly
- Adoption of the resolution on the emergency item, and
- Conclusion of the General Debate
Room 1, level 1, CICG
ASGP09:30 10:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 09:30 - 12:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Finalization of the draft resolution in plenary
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
ASGP10:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Other events 10:00 - 12:30 Executive Committee*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 16:30 Committee on Middle East Questions*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 16:30 Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law*
Room 18, level -1, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade
Interactive debate on "Shaping a new system of water governance: Promoting parliamentary action on water"
Room 2, level 0, CICG
Committee/Panel 14:30 - 17:30 Standing Committee on Peace and International Security
Panel discussion on "Cyber warfare – a serious threat to peace and global security"
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Other events 14:30 - 17:30 Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians*
Room 15, level -1, CICG
ASGP 14:30 17:30 ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Committee/Panel 17:00 - 18:30 Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights
Adoption of the draft resolution
Rooms 3 & 4, level 0, CICG
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Other events 08:00 10:00 Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians*
Espace polyvalent, level 0, CICG
ASGP09:30 10:00ASGP Executive Committee*
Room 20, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 09:30 13:00 Governing Council
- Election of the President,
- Resolutions on the human rights of MPs, and
- Reports of specialized meetings
Room 1, level 1, CICG
ASGP10:00 12:30ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, level 3, CICG
Assembly/Council 14:30 17:30 Governing Council
Room 1, level 1, CICG
Assembly/Council 17:30 18:30

Assembly
- Adoption of resolutions
- Reports of the Standing Committees
- Outcome document of the General debate, and
- Closing sitting
Room 1, level 1, CICG

*In camera meeting
Legend:   Assembly or
Governing Council
   Committees or
Panel discussions
   Other Assembly events,
including in camera sessions
      Assembly/Council   Committee/Panel   Other events

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